A Campaign to Make Listening Safe for All

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.1 billion young adults are at risk of hearing loss globally. Increased use of personal audio devices and exposure to dangerous levels of noise in entertainment venues significantly increases the risk of damage to hearing health. To raise awareness about hearing loss, one of the most common medical conditions people experience, WHO launched … Read More

How do Hearing Loops Work?

Hearing aids are complex pieces of technology that continue to evolve. Like most electronics today, hearing aids have become savvier and more capable of digital connectivity. There is a range of features, settings, and technologies that allow hearing aids to be easily integrated into daily life while maximizing hearing in the environments you navigate. There are also several assistive listening … Read More

Tips for Communicating with Face Masks

As part of the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, health officials are asking that we wear face masks. If you have hearing loss, communicating with someone wearing a mask can be a bit challenging, but there are a few things you can do to understand what’s being said. Here are a few tips for communicating with face masks. … Read More

Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunions

Are you getting ready to host a virtual family reunion? This holiday season you might not be gathering with your whole family in person, but you can have a fun virtual reunion and share the holiday spirit with your loved ones. Here are a few tips to have a successful virtual family reunion. Learn How to Use Communication Technology Have … Read More

How Does Active Noise Cancelling Work?

If you love listening to music through headphones, you are likely aware of how many models are insufficient at competing with the external world. Earbuds tend to be the worst at this game of “one-upmanship.”  Without a cone of padding and noise protection to block out the external world, most wearers of earbuds find that they create a puzzling combination … Read More

Tips for Cleaning Your Ears

Nearly everyone has had the temptation to put a cotton swab into the ear canal. Seemingly designed for this express purpose, it seems like a cotton swab could be a good way to clean excess wax out of the ears. Although this hygiene habit seems good at face value, upon closer inspection, you will find you are doing more harm … Read More

Seeking Hearing Loss Treatment Could Help Prevent or Delay Dementia

Nearly 50 million people, globally, live with dementia. Dementia is a group of medical conditions that reduce cognitive function: critical thinking, reasoning, memory, decision making etc. Types of dementia include Lewy body, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease but the most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s accounts for 60-80% of the dementia that people experience. The number of people impacted … Read More

Tips for Virtual Communication from People with Hearing Loss 

In recent months, virtual communication has become the primary way we spend time with others, attend events, participate in talks, and work. There are different platforms that facilitate virtual communication which many of us use daily at this point. Though it is designed to be convenient and easy, virtual communication can present specific challenges for people with hearing loss. It … Read More

What to Ask During A Hearing Consultation

If you are anticipating your upcoming hearing test then let’s start by saying congratulations! Of the 28 million people who could benefit from hearing aids due to a hearing issue, less than one in three, or 30 percent have ever used them.  Taking the leap to admit you may have a hearing problem is an often difficult step in dealing … Read More

Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

Every September, the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) celebrates awareness and challenges the stigma that surrounds dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating disease of the brain, causing large amounts of brain cells to die, affecting an individual’s ability to think clearly. Most common in people over the age of 65, the risk of Alzheimer’s increases with age, affecting an estimated 1 in … Read More